Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/16/18

Kings:  MBIII Will Need To Shoot To Be A Star (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Can Melo Fit In With The Rockets? (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Can Hayward Give The Celtics Enough Firepower To Make The Finals? (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
D’Angelo Russell, & His Knees, Will Guide Nets’ 2018-19 Plans  (from Brian Lewis,  NY Post):
Gary Trent, Jr.: Son’s Time To Shine (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
Celtics Vs. Warriors: 13 Things To Watch  (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
The Upstart Pacers Are Grounded In Restraint (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Where Dejounte Murray Goes From Here (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
How The Pels Can Maximize Shooting (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
PG Is Only The Start Of ORL’s Weaknesses (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
The Magic Want To Brew Something BIG  (from Nick Zappulla, RealGM):
Pels:  There’s A Wing Missing (form Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
Jazz: Exum Is Both Expendable And Indispensable (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
How Does Donovan Mitchell Compare To Past High-Scoring Rookies?  (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
Raptors: Grades For The Past Five 1st-Round Picks (from Mike Bossetti, Raptors Rapture):
Trey Burke Significantly Improved Finishing Near The Rim (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Players Ready To Thrive In New Situations (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Nuggets’ Monte Morris: Strong Facilitator With Underrated Scoring Acumen (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Nick Young: What It’s Like To Win For The 1st Time (from Adam Caparell, Complex):
Rookie Encyclopedia: Welcome To Europe (from Sam Meyerkopf, nextstep-basketball.com):
2019 Draft Prospects Rankings (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
2019 Draft: An Early Look At Top Prospects (from Steve Dewald, Ridiculous Upside):
Why Shams Charania Is Leaving Yahoo For The Athletic (from Aaron Mansfield, Complex):
Q & A: 17-year-old Agent Ariel Levy (from Ryan Ward, Clutch Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/10/18

How Myles Turner Can Take The Next Step (from Grant Afseth, NBA Analysis Network):
The Rise Of Draymond Green (from Tony Pesta, Hoops Habit):
Are Too Many Sleeping On Julius Randle? (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
The Spurs Must Make DeRozan A Better Defender (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
“Kids Of The War”: Luka Doncic And Dzanan Musa (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
10 Draft Prospects From U18 European Championship (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
NBA Players’ Growing Advocacy For The WNBA (from Tyler Mason, The Athletic):
Over/Unders: Breaking Down The Best In The WC (from Fred Katz, Mass Live):
Over/Unders: Breaking Down The Best In The EC (from Fred Katz, Mass Live):
The Pacers Will Benefit From Bringing Last Year’s Team Back (from Dylan Hughes, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Sixers’ Defense Could Be Even Better In 2018-19 (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
Hornets: What To Expect From Malik Monk (from Evan Dyal, At The HIve):
Dillon Brooks Has Already Arrived (from Ryan Jones, Slamonline.com):
Q & A: Brook Lopez (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Free Agency 2019: The Top Players (from Hoops Hype):
Prospective NCAA Rule Changes “Explained”  (from Matt Norlander, CBS Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/1/18

Q & A: Grizllies EVP John Hollinger (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
DeAndre Ayton: At A Fork In The Road (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Film Room: Why Bamba Will Be An Elite Shot Blocker (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Defense Will Propel Thunder To New Heights (from Bryan Toporek, Clutch Points):
Luke Kennard: NBA’s Next Great Shooter? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The Lakers Have The Best Group Of Rebounding Guards (from Silver Screen And Roll):
The Hawks Are Building Something Real Around Young And Collins (from Jonathan Rosenberg, Sporting News):
Harden Laughs Off Talk That Rockets Took A Step Back This Summer (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2018/08/01/james-harden-laughs-off-talk-that-the-rockets-took-a-step-back-this-summer

Messy Summer Thins Rockets’ Margin For Error (from Jack Winter, Hoopball):
How Mitchell Robinson Was Built Into A Steal (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Mitchell Robinson Has Much To Learn (from Zach Diluzio, Posting And Toasting ):
Time For Fultz To Shoot His Shot (from Ronald Glover, The Starting Five):
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What Does Bjelica Bring To The Kings? (from Jake Fitzgibbons/Kevin Brand, Hoopball):
The Miami Heat Influence On David Fizdale Is Clear (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
Video Breakdown: Miami Heat Defense (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
Read and watch it here:
Why & How The Offensive Pairing Of Turner/Sabonis Needs To Evolve (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Frank Session, Drew League MVP (from Jerry Bembry, The Undefeated):
The NBA’s Billion Dollar Bear Market (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
The Most Interesting Rookie-Extension Cases (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
The NBA & MGM Partner On Sports Betting (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
Q & A: Scott Kaufman-Ross, NBA Head Of Fantasy & Gaming (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
Discerning Decision-Making From 3-Point Shot Type (from Sebastian Pycior, Nylon Calculus):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/29/18

Kenny McFadden: The Man Who Shaped Steven Adams & New Zealand Basketball (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Phil Handy: Former Cavs’ Assistant Who Is Now With The Raptors (from Colton Jones, Amico Hoops):
A Statistical Deep Dive Into Joe Ingles’ Performance (from Andrew Bailey,  SLC Dunk):
Q & A: Drew Hanlen (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Mikal Bridges: Bigger Upside Than You Think (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
How Mitch Creek Could Help The Nets (from Nicholas LeTourneau, Nets Daily):
Mirotic Is Ready To Breakout For Pels (from Preston Ellis, The Bird Writes):
How To Build The Pacers Into NBA Champ (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
– Trae Young: SL Synopsis (from Graham Chapple, Peachtree Hoops,):
What Can The Hawks Expect From Jeremy Lin? (from Sam Meredith, Peachtree Hoops):
What To Expect From Hawks’ New HC Lloyd Pierce (from Zackery Rogers, Soaring Down South):
Draft Stock Watch: Breakout International Prospects (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
As Sterling Brown Fights For An NBA Job, He’s Embraced His Role In A Bigger Struggle (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Smart & Horford: Best Defensive Duo In The Assn?  (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Will DeRozan’s Old School Game Be A Problem?  (from Kelly Scaletta, Bleacher Report):
The Really Real Conversation Between CJ & KD (from BBall Breakdown):
Watch and listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgN2jeXt7jo
Pull-Up Jumpers Held The Heat Back Last Season (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Hoops):
Jerian Grant: Struggling To Find PG Versatility (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Nerlens Noel: Recruited And Rejuvenated (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Wolves’ SL Review: Okogie & Bates-Diop (from Tim Faklis, A Wolf Among Wolves):
Pistons’ Two-Way Prospect Keenan Evans (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
TBT: The Best Basketball Event Of The Summer (from Dan Wolken, USA Today):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/7/18

Ayton’s Debut: The Good And The Bad (from Kevin Pelton/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Doncic Was The Top Player On Mavs’ Draft Board (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
New Raptors’ HC Nurse Ready To Challenge DeRozan Defensively (from Emily Sadler, sportsnet.ca):
Sean Marks Talks Trades & FAs (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Q & A: Steve Kerr On Adding DMC (from Scott Ostler, SFGate):
DMC To The Dubs Didn’t Break The NBA (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Mavs: Broekhoff Relishing Dream Opportunity (from Benyam Kidane, Sporting News):
Pistons Likely To Add Grgurich To Coaching Staff (from Sean Corp, Detroit Bad Boys):
– Pistons: Casey’s Staff Hits Ground Running In Player Development (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
The Rise & Fall Of Microfracture Surgery (from Malika Andrews, Chicago Tribune):
Shrinking FA Market Means It’s Likely Celtics Retain Smart (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
Cavs: Altman Says No To Tanking (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Tyreke Evans: Ready For New Role  (from Mark Monteith, Pacers.com):
What Does O’Quinn Bring To The Pacers? (from Jonathan Matthes, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Pacers: McDermott Hopes He’s Found A Home (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
The Top Day One NVSL Performances (from Real GM):